Week of: July 9, 2018
JARI will be the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
Register Today! Annual Bringing the World to PA Event

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with 14 of our Pennsylvania Authorized Trade Representatives (ATR’s) covering over 46 countries during our annual Bringing the World to PA 2018 event on September 17, 2018 at the Bedford Springs, Bedford PA.
Bringing the World to PA will provide you the opportunity to meet individually and confidentially to discuss international business development. These Representatives can help PA companies with in-country trade assistance, provide market intelligence, identify overseas partners, and support in-country trade initiatives and much more!  Full flyer and details can be seen here
Registration fills quickly and appointments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis! Don’t delay and register today! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your SAPDC Trade Staff; Tina Taylor ttaylor@sapdc.org or Joyce Hoffman jhoffman@sapdc.org  
JARI Funds Sapphire9 Boutique in Hollidaysburg
Michele Clapper
VP, Economic Development

JARI is pleased to announce the recent funding provided to Sapphire9 . Sapphire9 is a clothing boutique located on the diamond in Hollidaysburg, PA at 225 Allegheny Street. Owner and operator, Natasha McKnight has been running the business since 2014 and sells women's clothing and locally made jewelry. She also provides online sales and clothing shows at private events throughout the year. Congratulations and best wishes to Natasha!

If you are interested in applying for a microloan for your small business, click  here for an online application. If you would like to discuss the programs, please contact Michele Clapper, VP of Economic Development at (814) 262-8368 or via email mclapper@jari.com .
SBA Office of Advocacy Announces Research Opportunities
Lenora Leasure
PTAC Program Manager

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy has announced the 2018 Research Solicitations. Solicitations can be found by searching for Small Business Administration on FedBizOpps.gov or through the links posted here . Research opportunities include barriers, small business in rural areas, economic impact of cyber-attacks on small business, and more. Deadlines for submitting proposals vary by topic from July 25, 2018 through August 8, 2018.

Please contact us with any questions or for any of your government contracting assistance needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at jariptac@jari.com .
July 17, 2018
JARI Center for Business Development
160 Jari Drive, Johnstown
12 PM to 1:15 PM

July 19, 2018
JARI Center for Business Development
160 Jari Drive, Johnstown
12 PM to 1:15 PM
Upcoming Events:

July 17

July 19

August 9
September 17

October 2
16th Annual Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference

October 18
"Success Is Intentional" Youth Conference
Showcase for Commerce
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